Doctor, Doctor, I Have A Painful Pun

by Curt Kovener

It seems that a hypothetical hospital wanted to expand their building. When a group of doctors were asked to contribute to the construction of the new wing:
•allergists voted to scratch it;
•dermatologists preferred no rash moves;
•gastroenterologists has a gut feeling about it;
•neurologists thought the administration had a lot of nerve;
•obstetricians said they were laboring under a misconception;
•pediatricians wanted the administration to grow up;
•ophthalmologists considered the idea short-sighter;
•orthopedists issued a joint statement;
•pathologists thought it was a dead issue;
•proctologists said they were financially in arrears;
•radiologists could see right through the plan;
•pharmacists thought it was a hard pill to swallow;
•podiatrists thought it was a big step forward;
•urologists felt the plan wouldn’t hold water;
•anesthesiologists thought the idea was a gas;
•cardiologists didn’t have the heart to say no;
•otologists were deaf to the idea.
So the new wing didn’t fly.


2020 Crothersville Water

Upon not less than twenty-four (24) hours’ notice given by the undersigned Secretary prior to the ninetieth day after this notice is first published, Scott County School District 2 (the “School Corporation”) will receive and consider bids for the purchase of the following described Bonds. Any person interested in submitting a bid for the Bonds may furnish in writing to the School Corporation do Therber & Brock (“Therber”), 11550 North Meridian Street, Suite 275, Carmel, Indiana 46032; (317) 637-9572 or by e-mail to and, on or before 11:00 a.m. (Indianapolis Time) July 9, 2020, the person’s name, address, and telephone number. Interested persons may also furnish an email address. The undersigned Secretary will notify (or cause to be notified) each person so registered of the date and time bids will be received not less than twenty-four (24) hours before the date and time of sale. The notification shall, be made by telephone at the number furnished by such person and also by email, if an email address has been received.
Notice is hereby given that electronic proposals will be received via PARITY®, in the manner described below, until the time and date specified in the Notice provided at least 24 hours prior to the sale, which is expected to he 11:00 a.m. (Indianapolis Time), on July 16, 2020. Bids may be submitted electronically via PARITY® pursuant to this Notice until the time specified in this Notice, but no bid will be received after the time for receiving bids specified above. To the extent any instructions or directions set forth in PARITY® conflict with this Notice, the terms of this Notice shall control. For further information about PARITY®, potential bidders may contact the School Corporation’s advisor, Mike Therber at (317), 637-9572 or PARITY® at (212) 8495021.
At the time designated for the sale, the School Corporation will receive at the offices of Therber, 11550 North Meridian Street, Suite 275, Carmel, Indiana, and consider bids for the purchase of the following described Bonds:
Scott County School District 2 General Obligation Bonds of 2020 (the “Bonds”), an Indiana political subdivision, in the principal amount of $2,000,000; Fully registered form; Denomination $5,000 and integral multiples thereof (or in such other denomination as requested by the winning bidder); Originally dated the date of delivery of the Bonds; Bearing interest at a rate or rates to be determined by bidding, payable on July 15, 2021, and semiannually thereafter; These Bonds will be initially issued in a Book Entry System (as defined in the Bond Resolution (as hereinafter defined)) unless otherwise requested by the winning bidder. Interest payable by check mailed one business day prior to the interest payment date or by wire transfer to depositories on the interest payment date to the person or depository in whose name each Bond is registered with The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. (the “Registrar”) on the fifteenth day immediately preceding such interest payment date; Maturing or subject to mandatory redemption on January 15 and July 15 beginning July 15, 2026 through no later than January 15, 2030 on the dates and amounts as provided by the School Corporation prior to the sale.
As an alternative to PARITY®, bidders may submit a sealed bid or e-mail the bid electronically to the School Corporation’s municipal advisor at the address described above until the time and on the date identified in the notice given by, or on behalf of the School Corporation, twenty-four hours prior to the sale of the Bonds. Upon completion of the bidding procedures described herein, the results of the sealed, nonelectronic bids received shall be compared to the electronic bids received by the School Corporation.
The Bonds are not subject to optional redemption prior to maturity.
A bid may designate that a given maturity or maturities shall constitute a term bond, and the semiannual amounts set forth in the schedule provided prior to the sale shall constitute the mandatory sinking fund redemption requirements for such term bond or bonds. For purposes of computing net interest cost, the mandatory redemption amounts shall be treated as maturing on the dates set forth in the schedule provided prior to the sale.
In the case of any redemption, 30 days’ notice will be given by mail to the registered owners of the Bonds to be redeemed, and accrued interest will be paid to the date fixed for redemption. Interest on the Bonds so called for redemption will cease on the redemption date fixed in said notice if funds are available at the place of redemption to redeem the Bonds so called on the date fixed in said notice, or thereafter when presented for payment.
The Bonds have been designated as qualified tax-exempt obligations for purposes of Section 265(b)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”).
Each bid must be for all of the Bonds and must state the rate of interest which each maturity of the Bonds is to bear, stated in multiples of 1/8th, 1/20th or 1/100th of 1%. The maximum interest rate of the Bonds shall not exceed 4.00% per annum. All Bonds maturing on the same date shall bear the same rate. No bid for less than 99.50% of the face value of the Bonds will be considered. The Bonds will be awarded to the lowest responsible and responsive bidder who has submitted a bid in accordance herewith (the “Purchaser”), The Purchaser will be the one who offers the lowest net interest cost to the School Corporation, to be determined by computing the total interest on all of the Bonds to their maturities based upon the schedule provided by the School Corporation prior to the sale and deducting therefrom the premium bid, if any, and adding thereto the discount bid, if any. No conditional bids will be considered. The right is reserved to reject any and all bids. If an acceptable bid is not received for the Bonds on the date of sale hereinbefore fixed, the sale may be continued from day to day thereafter without further advertisement, during which time no bid which provides a higher net interest cost to the Corporation than the best bid received at the time of the advertised sale will be considered.
Each bid not submitted via PARITY® must be enclosed in a sealed envelope addressed to the School Corporation and marked on the outside “Scott County School District 2 Bid for General Obligation Bonds of 2020.” A good faith deposit (“Deposit”) in the form of cash, wire transfer, or certified or cashier’s check in the amount of $20,000 payable to the order of the School Corporation is required to be submitted by the Purchaser not later than 3:30 p.m. (EST) on the next business day following the award. If such Deposit is not received by that time, the School Corporation may reject the bid. No interest on the Deposit will accrue to the Purchaser. The Deposit will be applied to the purchase price of the Bonds. In the event the Purchaser fails to honor its accepted bid, the Deposit will be retained by the School Corporation as liquidated damages.
The Purchaser shall make payment for such Bonds and accept delivery thereof within five days after being notified that the Bonds are ready for delivery, at such place in the City of Indianapolis, Indiana, as the Purchaser may designate, or at such other location mutually agreed to by the School Corporation and the Purchaser. The Bonds will be ready for delivery within 45 days after the date of sale. If the School Corporation fails to have the Bonds ready for delivery prior to the close of banking hours on the forty-fifth day after the date of sale, the Purchaser may secure the release of the bid upon request in writing, filed with the School Corporation. The Purchaser is expected to apply to a securities depository registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) to make such Bonds depository eligible, If the Bonds are reoffered, at the time of delivery of the Bonds to the Purchaser, the Purchaser will be required to certify to the School Corporation the initial reoffering price to the public of a substantial amount of each maturity of the Bonds.
All provisions of the bid form and Preliminary Official Statement (as hereinafter defined) are incorporated herein. As set forth in the Preliminary Official Statement, the Purchaser agrees by submission of their bid to assist the School Corporation in establishing the issue price of the Bonds under the terms outlined therein and shall execute and deliver to the School Corporation at closing an “issue price” certificate, together with the supporting pricing wires or equivalent communications, with such modifications as may be appropriate or necessary, in the reasonable Judgment of the Purchaser, the School Corporation and Ice Miller LLP (“Bond Counsel”).
Bidders must comply with the rules of PARITY (the “Rules”) in addition to requirements of this Notice. To the extent there is a conflict between the Rules and this Notice, this Notice shall control. Bidders may change and submit bids as many times as they wish during the sale, but they may not withdraw a submitted bid. The last bid submitted by a bidder prior to the deadline for the receipt of bids will be compared to all other final bids to determine the winning bid. During the sale, no bidder will see any other bidders bid, nor will they see the status of their bid relative to other bids (e.g., whether their bid is a leading bid).
It is anticipated that CUSIP identification numbers will be printed on the Bonds, but neither the failure to print such numbers on any Bond nor any error with respect thereto shall constitute cause for failure or refusal by the successful bidder therefore to accept delivery of and pay for the Bonds in accordance with the terms of its proposal. No CUSIP identification number shall be deemed to be a part of any Bond or a part of the contract evidenced thereby and no liability shall hereafter attach to the School Corporation or any of its officers or agents because of or on account of such numbers. All expenses in relation to the printing of CUSIP identification numbers on the Bonds shall be paid for by the School Corporation; provided, however, that the CUSIP Service Bureau charge for the assignment of said numbers shall be the responsibility of and shall be paid for by the Purchaser. The Purchaser will also be responsible for any other fees or expenses it incurs in connection with the resale of the Bonds.
The approving opinion of Bond Counsel, together with a transcript of the proceedings relating to the issuance of the Bonds and closing papers in the usual form showing no litigation questioning the validity of the Bonds, will be furnished to the successful bidder at the expense of the School Corporation.
The Bonds are being issued for the purpose of the renovation of and improvements to school facilities, including site improvements and the purchase of real estate, equipment, buses and technology, and will be direct obligations of the School Corporation payable out of ad valorem taxes to be collected on the taxable property within the School Corporation; however, the School Corporations collection of the levy may be limited by operation of I.C. 61.120.6, which provides taxpayers with tax credits for property taxes attributable to different classes of property in an amount that exceeds certain percentages of the gross assessed value of that property. The School Corporation is required by law to fully fund the payment of debt service on the Bonds in an amount sufficient to pay the debt service, regardless of any reduction in property tax collections due to the application of such tax credits. The School Corporation may not be able to levy or collect additional property taxes to make up this shortfall. The School Corporation is a school corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of I.C. 2023; the Bonds will not be “private activity bonds” as defined in Section 141 of the Code.
The Bonds constitute an indebtedness only of the School Corporation. In the opinion of Bond Counsel, under the existing federal statutes, decisions, regulations and rulings, the interest on the Bonds is exempt from all income taxation in Indiana. In the opinion of Bond Counsel, under the existing federal statutes, decisions, regulations and rulings, the interest on the Bonds is excludable from gross income for purposes of federal income taxation.
The School Corporation has prepared a Preliminary Official Statement (the “Preliminary Official Statement”) relating to the Bonds which it has deemed nearly final. A copy of the Preliminary Official Statement may be obtained from the School Corporation’s municipal advisor, Therber & Brock, 11550 North. Meridian Street, Suite 275, Carmel, Indiana 46032, Within seven (7) business days of the sale, the School Corporation will provide the successful bidder with sufficient copies of the Final Official Statement (the “Final Official Statement”) at the School Corporation’s expense in order for such bidder to comply with Section (b)(4) of the SEC Rule 15c2-12 and the rules of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board. Additional copies, at the Purchaser’s expense, must be requested within five (5) business days of the sate. Inquiries concerning matters contained in the Preliminary Official Statement must he made and pricing and other information necessary to complete the Final Official Statement must be submitted by the Purchaser within two (2) business days following the sale to be included in the Final Official Statement.
If the Bonds are reoffered by an underwriter, the School Corporation agrees to enter into a second supplement to the master continuing disclosure undertaking (tile “Master Agreement”) in order to permit the Purchaser to comply with the SEC Rule 15c212, as amended to the date hereof (the “SEC Rule”). A copy of the Master Agreement is available from the School Corporation or municipal advisor at the addresses below,
The School Corporation has further agreed to comply with the Purchaser’s reasonable requests to provide or disclose information and make appropriate filings which may be required in order for such purchaser to comply with the SEC Rule.
Further information relative to said issue and a copy, of the Preliminary Official Statement may be obtained upon application to Therber & Brock, 11550 North Meridian Street, Suite 275, Carmel, Indiana 46032, municipal advisor to the School Corporation; or Marc Slaton, Superintendent of the School Corporation, 375 East McClain Avenue, Scottsburg, Indiana 47170. If bids are submitted by mail, they should be addressed to the School Corporation, attention of the Superintendent of the School Corporation, do Therber & Brock, 11550 North Meridian Street, Suite 275, Carmel, Indiana 46032.
Dated this 17th day of June, 2020.
Andrea L. Soloe
Secretary, Board of School Trustees
Scott County School District 2
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State Of Indiana
County Of Scott
In The Scott Circuit Court
Cause No.: 72D01-2006-EU-19
IN RE: The Unsupervised Estate Of Gregory Allen Shields, Deceased
Notice is given that Mary Ann Shields was, on 6-17-20, appointed Personal Representative of the estate of Gregory Allen Shields, deceased, who died on December 28, 2019. The Personal Representative is authorized to administer the estate without Court supervision.
All persons who have claims against this estate, whether or not now due, must file the claim in the office of the Clerk of this Court within three (3) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or within nine (9) months after the decedent’s death, whichever is earlier, or the claims will be forever barred.
Dated: 6/17/20.
Missy Applegate
Clerk, Scott Circuit Court
Robert L. Houston, #7800-72
Houston, Thompson And Lewis, PC
49 E. Wardell Street
Scottsburg, Indiana 47170
Phone: (812) 752-5920
Fax: (812) 752-6989
Attorney for Estate of Gregory Allen Shields
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In the Circuit Court of Jackson County, Indiana.
Cause No.: 36C01-2006-EU-000045
Notice is hereby given that Lisa S. Cox was, on the 15th day of June, 2020, appointed Personal Representative of the Estate of Lloyd W. Kerkhof, deceased, who died on the 2nd day of June, 2020, and authorized to administer such estate without Court supervision.
All persons who have claims against this estate, whether or not now due, must file the claim in the Office of the Clerk of this Court within three (3) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or within nine (9) months after the decedent’s death, whichever is earlier, or the claims will be forever barred.
Dated at Brownstown, Indiana, this 15th day of June, 2020.
Melissa J. Hayes
Clerk Of The Circuit Court For Jackson County, Indiana
Attorney for Estate
Travis J. Thompson, #22549-49
113 East Second Street
P. O. Box 644
Seymour, Indiana 47274
Telephone: (812) 522-6949
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State Of Indiana
County Of Scott
In The Scott Superior Court
Case No.: 72D01-2006-PL-018
TO: Tina Begley and Unknown Claimants to Real Estate located at 1097 North Third Street, Austin, Indiana 47102.
You are hereby notified that the above-named Plaintiffs have sued you in the Scott Superior Court. The nature of the suit is a civil suit and is a Complaint to Quiet Title to Real Estate. You must respond to the Complaint in writing within thirty days after the last notice of this action is published, and if you fail to do so, judgment by default may be entered against you for the relief demanded by the Plaintiff.
Dated this 9th day of June 2020.
Missy Applegate
Clerk Scott Superior Court
Joshua A. Stigdon, #29501-72
Houston, Thompson and Lewis, PC
49 East Wardell Street
Scottsburg, Indiana 47170
Telephone: (812) 752-5920
Fax: (812) 752-6989
Attorney for Plaintiffs
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State of Indiana
County of Scott
In The Scott Superior Court
Cause No. 72D01-2006-MI-22
IN RE: The Name Change of Shonita Kay Fink
Shonita Kay Fink, whose mailing address is 364 N. 2nd St., Scottsburg, Indiana 47170 in Scott County, Indiana, hereby gives notice that Shonita Kay Fink has filed a petition in the Superior Court requesting that her name be changed to Shonita Kay Flamion.
Notice is further given that the hearing will be held on said Petition on August 17th, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
Shonita Kay Fink
Dated: June 16, 2020
Marsha Owens Howser
Judicial Officer
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State of Indiana
County of Scott
In The Scott Superior Court
Cause No. 72D01-2006-MI-23
IN RE: The Name Change of Stephanie L. Zollman
Stephanie L. Zollman, whose mailing address is P.O. Box 242 and if different my residence is 1911 S County Line Road, Scottsburg, Indiana 47170 in Scott County, Indiana, hereby gives notice that Stephanie L. Zollman has filed a petition in the Superior Court requesting that her name be changed to Stephanie Zollman Kelley.
Notice is further given that the hearing will be held on said Petition on August 10th, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
Stephanie L. Zollman
Dated: June 18, 2020
Marsha Owens Howser
Judicial Officer
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Deputies Arrest Motorist On Drug, Gun & Impersonating Police Charges

A rural Clark County man faces drug & gun charges and impersonating a law enforcement officer after Scott County deputies made a traffic stop on I-65 near the 31-mile marker north of Scottsburg.
Late Thursday evening, June 11, Scott County Deputies Kenton Makowsky and Charlie Morgan pulled over a white Dodge Durango for a traffic infraction. While talking with the driver, William McCoy, 33, of Kettle Bottom Road, in Nabb, became suspicious and received permission to search the vehicle.
During the search, deputies located two flashlights taped to the rearview mirror, according to Scott County Sheriff Jerry Goodin. “When turned on, they were shown to display red and blue lighting. Deputies also located a navy blue hat inscribed with ‘Narcotics Officer’ and two navy blue security officer uniform shirts, sleeve patches, and a back patch. Other security officer clothing was also found in the vehicle,” said Goodin.
As the search continued deputies located a sawed off shotgun with no serial numbers and a black cinch style bag containing unused syringes, white residue and scales. Officers also located over three grams of methamphetamine and a small amount of marijuana.
Deputies placed McCoy under arrest and transported him to the Scott County Jail where he was booked-in on charges of dealing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of a syringe, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a common nuisance, possessing a firearm with obliterated ID numbers, impersonating a police officer,
His initial appearance before Scott Circuit Court Judge Jason Mount was scheduled for Monday afternoon. Judge Mount set his bond at $50,000.
In other arrests by Scott County deputies, on Monday, June 8, Corporal Johnney Coomer was dispatched to Interstate 65 for a vehicle driving erratically. The deputy located the vehicle and made a traffic stop. His investigation led to the arrest of Larry Simpson, 39, of Louisville, KY for possession of a syringe, resisting law enforcement, possession of paraphernalia, possession of a narcotic drug and maintaining a common nuisance.
On Wednesday, June 10, Deputy Christopher Bowling conducted a traffic stop in Austin. His investigation led to the arrest of Dawn Price, 37, of Austin for possession of a legend drug and possession of a controlled substance.
On Thursday, June 11, Deputy Kenton Makowsky made a traffic stop in Scottsburg. His investigation led to the arrest of Austin Roach, 26, of Memphis. for possession of a syringe and maintaining a common nuisance.

Amid COVID-19, Now’s A Good Time To Plan For Medical Emergencies, End-Of-Life

Though the COVID-19 pandemic carries on, claiming lives, infecting thousands more and altering social and economic landscapes, the number of people planning ahead with health care instructions doesn’t seem to have changed.
Attorneys, whose practices include estate planning and wills, said they hadn’t really seen big increases in demand for creating advance directives for health care. They spoke anecdotally about a month into Indiana’s stay-at-home order and travel restrictions.
But attorneys and doctors recommend having such documents in place, at any age, in case of a situation or emergency where a patient can’t articulate medical treatment choices for themselves. The directives can also state who a patient wants making health care decisions for them.
“Usually in the medical situations, it’s important to have an advocate – somebody who’s willing to be proactive, contacting doctors and nurses and whoever they can, and to find out what the situation is and what the options are,” said attorney Denise Connell with the Jackson County law firm Lorenzo Bevers Braman & Connell. “It’s like anything else, there’s options on what to do. And that’s what a health care directive does: it appoints someone to help choose those options.”
The firm provides wills, estate planning and bankruptcy services from their office in Seymour. She said she hadn’t seen much of an uptick in calls for advance directives.
She speculated demand for advance directives probably hasn’t risen because residents have had to address more immediate concerns, including, for many, employment and financial issues.
“‘Am I employed? Can I pay for groceries this week? Can I pay rent?’ That type of thing. It’s probably further down, they just haven’t thought about it,” Connell said.
A certain level of fear might also play into it. Some might not want to risk a face-to-face meeting. Others might have a more innate superstition about confronting death.
“One of the problems with doing a will is people don’t want to think about that, and so they don’t really want to get prepared,” Connell said. “And the more scared they are, the less they want to do something because they think they’re like tempting fate or something.”
“Nobody, even now, people don’t think they’re going to die from COVID-19, just like you don’t think you’re going to die next week in an automobile accident. But, things happen, and you should do appropriate planning to address those risks,” She said. “And with regard to health care decisions and powers of attorney and those kinds of things, people don’t want to think about being a situation where they are incapacitated.”
But attorneys will accommodate needs for social distancing during the planning process, from appointments to signing documents.
But the key, the attorneys and doctors agree, is to first discuss arrangements in advance directives with loved ones chosen to serve as a patient’s health care representatives – those appointed to make decisions for medical care and carry out wishes if the patient is unable.
Having such a plan in place, naming a health care power of attorney, now can save on future legal or family headaches if a patient is unable to speak for themselves. Without a directive, state law takes over with a general list of who’s in charge of making decisions, which can become murky or lead to family disputes.
“You’d be subject to whatever the statute says. And that dictates who in priority can make medical decisions for you,” Connell said. “It’s good to have, especially in these times that we have.”
The directives also provide a road map for health care providers. They get a clearer understanding of patient goals in end-of-life situations, such as, whether one would want to go on dialysis or feeding tubes, or even whether one wants nothing done.

Coronavirus Killing Crothersville Cultural Arts Activities

The Crothersville Historical and Cultural Arts Association is a unique organization with events at Hamacher Hall, located at 211 East Howard Street in Crothersville.
The officers planned a calendar of activities for 2020, but due to the Coronavirus and the restrictions and personal safety concerns which resulted, none of those activities has taken place to date.
“Events were planned for community participation, with most of them being opportunities for fund-raising and donations,” said Brenda Holzworth speokesperson for CHACAA. “Since these events could not take place, the organization is asking for friends and supporters of the Association to contribute funds to enable the group to cover regular operating expenses and needed maintenance. Area residents are also invited to become members or continue membership with annual dues and participation.”
The Crothersville Historical and Cultural Arts Association is a tax-exempt organization. To inquire about membership, contact the Treasurer, Eunice Lacey, at 812-528-2229.
Contributions should be mailed to Crothersville Historical and Cultural Arts Association, in care of Eunice Lacey, 4476 South US 31, Crothersville, IN 47229.
“All contributions, small or large, will be greatly appreciated,” said Holzworth.

Crothersville’s Carson Farmer Awarded Rumpke Scholarship

Crothersville High School senior Carson Farmer is the 2020 Rumpke Medora Landfill Scholarship winner.
On his application, Farmer wrote that he plans to pursue a career as a conservation officer, managing and protecting wildlife and various water resources. He plans to major in criminal justice at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus this fall.
“We’re excited to award Carson Farmer the annual Rumpke Medora Landfill Scholarship, a tradition our company started more than 10 years ago,” said Eric Curtis, region vice president, Rumpke. “Carson exhibits the work ethic, passion and attitude needed to make our community a better place.”
Each year, Rumpke offers a $1,000 non-renewable scholarship for a graduating high school senior in Jackson County pursuing a degree at an accredited institution. Last year’s winner was Natalia Garcia of Seymour.
This year, Rumpke awarded $24,000 in scholarships to students throughout its service area.

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